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Christopher Lafayette
Founder GatherVerse

Christopher is an emergent technologist in virtual and augmented reality applying his talents to the metaverse, medtech, education, web3 and applied sciences.He is working for a more equitable culture in technology serving as a Silicon Valley national and international speaker, thought leader and an advocate for greater expansion of community in technology that includes cross culture and inclusion considerations.Gatherverse is the brainchild of Christopher Lafayette. Chris saw a critical need for going beyond the technical aspects of creating the metaverse to include humanity itself in the conversation about what a metaverse can and should be, and how it could best benefit those who will ultimately inhabit it.As the Founder of The Black Technology Mentorship Program, he is creating entrepreneurs and professionals of tomorrow through proper incubation and acceleration, career path and apprenticeship.Christopher has worked with and advised companies and organizations such as Google, Meta, NFL, Merlin Entertainments, European Commission, Nikko Hotels, NBA, Linux Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, Salesforce, Verizon, Stanford University, Duke University, San Jose College of Engineering, UCLA, renowned chefs, musicians and hundreds of startups.He sits on various advisory councils and boards.He's bringing thousands of communities and millions of people into the metaverse, humanely.

TALKS

Jun 1

05:05 PM - 05:30 PM

MISSION CITY BALLROOM
MAIN STAGE

Humanity First Approach to Building the Metaverse

Christopher Lafayette | GatherVerse

Muhsinah Morris | Morehouse College

Jun 2

01:00 PM - 01:55 PM

MISSION CITY BALLROOM
MAIN STAGE

"MetaTr@versal: A Day in the Life" | A Play About Humanity in the Metaverse!

Christi Fenison | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design

Austin Cause Caine | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design

Ben Erwin | The Polys - WebXR Awards

Jacquelyn Morie | All These Worlds, LLC

Karen Alexander | XR Women

Julie Smithson | MetaVRse

Alan Smithson | MetaVRse

Sophia Moshasha | VR/AR Association

Dulce Baerga | Dulce Dotcom

Daniel Dyboski-Bryant | Virtual World Society

Ali Daniali | HRVSTS

Evo Heyning | Realitycraft

Damon Hernandez | Mixx Reality

Rolando Masís | xrmasiso

Neil Trevett | Khronos Group

Dulce Baerga | Dulce Dotcom

Christopher Lafayette | GatherVerse

Ali Daniali | HRVSTS

Terry Schussler | Deutsche Telekom AG